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Casual Gym Goers Clueless On Protein and Healthy Supplements
July 1, 2016 | Nutrition | J.Battaglia
Casual gym goers need to be educated on the true health benefits of diversified nutrition and the nature of protein supplements to avoid them being used to compensate for unhealthy habits, Swiss researchers have said.


New Equation Shows That How You Perceive Other People’s Fortunes Affects Your Happiness
June 30, 2016 | Happiness | Editor
A new equation, showing how our happiness depends not only on what happens to us but also how this compares to other people, has been developed by UCL researchers funded by Wellcome. The team developed an equation to predict happiness in 2014, highlighting the importance of expectations, and the new updated equation also takes into account other people’s fortunes.


Debunking More Bad Science - People With High Levels of 'Bad Cholesterol' Actually Live Longer Than Those With Low Levels
June 27, 2016 | JunkScience | M.Torres
Mainstream medicine promotes in large what they want to sell from a fear perspective. The don't sell health. They can't, because they sell little fear pills that have consumers in the billions gobble up out of fear fictitious diseases. Bad cholesterol is a good example because there is nothing bad about any type of cholesterol. The fact that people with high cholesterol live the longest has already emerged clearly from many scientific papers. Now a University of South Florida professor and an international team of experts have once again found that older people with high levels of a certain type of what is known as bad cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein, live as long, and often longer, than their peers with low levels of this same cholesterol.


The Great Lakes Water Wars Have Begun After U.S. Officials Approve Drawing 30 Million Litres Per Day
June 25, 2016 | GovernmentAbuse | J.Battaglia
A group of eight U.S. officials have voted to allow a Wisconsin-based region to begin drawing 30 million litres of water a day from lake Michigan for drinking water. A Canadian Mayor has spoken out on the recently-approved plan calling the recent decision "the end of the Great Lakes as we know them."


Broccoli Reduces Your Risk of Four Major Diseases
June 23, 2016 | Prevention | M.Chan
It's one of the most advantageous veggies you can eat, and love it or hate it, broccoli offers an array of health benefits. And it's about to get even more super. University of Illinois researchers have identified candidate genes controlling the accumulation of phenolic compounds in broccoli. Consumption of phenolic compounds, including certain flavonoids, is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease, type II diabetes, asthma, and cancer.


How Important Is Our Relationship With Silence?
June 21, 2016 | Lifestyle | S.Ceurstemont
If you live in a modern city, finding a quiet spot is a challenge. The buzz of traffic, planes, sirens and the racket of construction are probably the backing track of your daily life. And you’ll get no respite by sitting at your computer even with headphones on: browsing the internet, you’ll be interrupted by ads on autoplay or telltale beeps announcing a new message. Most people seem to adapt to the cacophony, but are we paying a price?


If You Want To Accelerate Brain Development In Children, Teach Them Music
June 20, 2016 | Healing | J.Battaglia
Alternative and complementary treatments such as creative art, meditation, and yoga have been proposed to bridge many gaps that conventional medicine cannot. But music, because of its ubiquity in our society as well as its ease of transmission, has perhaps the greatest potential among alternative therapies to reach people in deep and profound ways. Music matters and it heals.


Home Remedies for Mosquito Bites on Babies
June 17, 2016 | Prevention | L.Allen
Mosquitoes are ubiquitous and it is very challenging to prevent bites without the application of topical agents. In addition to practicing prevention with environmental deterrents, there are many natural home remedies for mosquitoes bites on babies. They are simple and very effective.


Making Any Kind of Art At Any Skill Level Reduces Stress Hormones
June 16, 2016 | Lifestyle | A.McCarthy
Whether you're Van Gogh or a stick-figure sketcher, a new Drexel University study found that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body.


Five Different Physical Exercises That Affect The Brain In Very Different Ways
June 14, 2016 | Fitness | T.Burrell
Pumping iron to sculpt your biceps. Yoga poses to stretch and relax. Running to whittle your waistline and get fit fast. There are loads of reasons why it's smart to exercise, and most of us are familiar with the menu of options and how each can shape and benefit your body. But we are discovering that there are numerous ways in which exercise makes you smart too. Many of its effects have been going unnoticed, but if you were to peer inside the heads of people who like to keep active, you'd see that different exercises strengthen, sculpt and shape the brain in myriad ways.


Consumption Of This Antioxidant Reduces Heart Disease Mortality by 40 Percent
June 13, 2016 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Epicatechin is a beneficial flavonol found in foods such as berries, apples, dark chocolate, ginger, and grape seeds. It appears to stand head and shoulders above the rest for its health and performance boosting properties. Data from the Zutphen Elderly Study collected over 25 years indicated that those with the highest average intakes of epicatechin had almost a 40 percent lower risk of dying from coronary heart disease (CHD) than those with the lowest average intakes.



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